KCSIE consultation #safeguarding

I have been spending lot of my time this week looking that the new KCSIE and deciding how and when to implement the changes. Along each page there is a clear statement to say that this for information only.

But the thing that keeps bugging me was how few responded to the consultation. Only 310 !  Thpegis is a document that has to be implement in every school.  HAS to be.  And its not an easy document to implement.  There are loads of connotations and variations.  What makes me even sadder is that 3 of the responses where from my school. It seems we are all quick to pass judgement on something, complain about it on twitter but when we actually had a chance to give feedback that was documented and consider, we didn’t.

Ok I admit the consultation form was a little time consuming to fill in and sometimes you felt you were repeating yourself. But still.  I am sorry only 310 of us? I tried to find out how many schools there are that would have to follow this, but the census wont be out until July 2016.  However I think it is around the 25,000. Quick maths, if I ignore the local authorities, the national reps, the parents and the other organisation. 151 schools replied which is only 0.6%………………

 
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Assistant Head ( DSL) at a boarding school. Interested in all PSHE and safeguarding topics.

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